Mastering Bengali will take from you 1100 hours or 44 weeks in a class according to FSI. Difficulty category for mastering it is evaluated 2 point.
Learning Indonesian might seem like a overwhelming thing to do. FSI has concluded that it takes 36 hours or 900 weeks in a class to learn the language. The difficulty point is -.
You will most likely find people, who speaks Bengali in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, the Middle East, Europe, the U.S., Canada.
Number of native speakers is about 106,000,000.
Number of fluent speakers is about 189,000,000. The biggest country in which Bengali is used as a native language is Bangladesh.
Native speakers of Indonesian are mostly from Indonesia and are about 23,000,000 people.
Indonesian are spoken fluently by 163,000,000 people.
The language is spoken in Indonesia, Netherlands, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and the U.S.
Bengali came from Eastern group of the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language family.
Malayo-Polynesian branch of the Austronesian language family is the origin of Indonesian language.